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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 27, 2012 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

http://archive.org/details/gd1982-12-27.mtx.sb18a.34705.sbeok.flac16

This is one of those "If you only have a few minutes and need one tune" tunes. Phil unleashes a flurry of daisy cutters in the LIG that are so well placed I would have to refer them as smart bombs: pinpoint accuracy combined with thundering devastation. He owns this one.

Rest of the show? If you've got the time, I don't think this one will dissapoint. From a soaring and majestic Birdsong to a haunting S>F, this show packs quite a punch. Now, Jerry's vocals and lyric-recall do start bit rough in this one, but he rallys nicely by the Fire and whips out one of his better vocal performances for the time.

Overall, this is one of those shows where Phil puts on a clinic and the matrix quality really brings it to life. If you have a subwoofer handy, I hope you have comfortable shoes on because any seating arrangements you might have had will not be available afterwards.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2012-03-27 13:27:21

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Poster: deadmax Date: Mar 27, 2012 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

Nice call SDH. I like your recommendations for the 80's because I stay so much in the early 70's. Of course, I didn't start seeing them until 1979 so the 80's sound is what I mostly heard.

I'm really enjoying this one right now. You are right about the smart bombs.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 27, 2012 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

one of the best suggestions ive come across in a while. Thanks. I really like the 82 sound and think 81-82 was a peak for this tune.

EDIT: the scarlet > fire is also smokin.

This setlist is also pretty sweet, sub out bertha and TLEO for a china rider and itd be nearly perfect, of course replace us blues with a morning dew

This post was modified by wisconsindead on 2012-03-27 14:47:37

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 27, 2012 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

doesn't surprise me, 12-26-1982 is Phil's first show with the 6 stringer, he's testing out his new ordinance....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 27, 2012 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

Well placed trivia. Nice to know.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 27, 2012 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

I always thought it was the spring of 82. At least thats what I think i recall seeing on the downhill from hear trivia from the DVD.

Got a source to back it up?

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 27, 2012 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

oringinal source is from one of the dead books...I've been checking out band photos and in early 83 he's clearly on the Modulus 6 and there are very common pics from Berkely May 82 that show him on the alembic, still looking for band pics from Frost October 82 where he's still on the Alembic 4 string...he's on the six for the Etta James shows

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Mar 27, 2012 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

Phil played a G&L L2000e for those Frost and Berkeley dates and for much of 1982. (Maybe for some of 1981, too, after he abandoned the Doug Irwin bass.)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 27, 2012 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let It Grow? Only if Phil says so.

good information...I know that by 1981 or so 6 string basses had started to become more viable instruments...apparently Lesh had tried one that weighed over 50 pounds at some point (not on stage)before he settled into the Modulus...